Restaurant Reviews

A platter of beef brisket at Robin's Nest in Mt. Holly.
The intimate café also boasts vegetarian, heart-healthy and gluten-free dishes. 
Pizza topped with mozzarella, ricotta, Pecorino Romano, extra virgin olive oil and prosciutto at Via Sposito in Old Bridge.
Inspired by their ancestral Ercolano, brothers Anthony and Vincent Esposito Jr. whip up fresh pastas, pizzas, house-made mozzarella and more.
Mercado's pasteis de nata, the signature pastry of Portugal.
The menu ranges from simple breakfast staples (buttermilk pancakes) to sandwiches with Iberian influences (serrano pan con tomate).
A platter of eggs with melted cheese, chicken cutlets and hash browns at Amy's Omelette House in Burlington.
The restaurant's offerings include waffle sandwiches, Benedicts and over 200 omelets.
Tuna niçoise salad at Brasserie Mémère in Closter.
The dining experience can be uneven, though several dishes have proved reliably delicious.
Sushi and sides at Masa Sushi and Hibachi in Marlboro.
Marlboro's Masa Sushi and Hibachi offers discounted sushi, sashimi, hibachi, teriyaki and bento box combinations.
A burger topped with bacon and avocado next to a pile of fries at Novelty Burger & Bar in Newark.
The 1950s-inspired burger joint features all-American classics, retro décor, soda throwbacks and a full-service bar.
Beer-battered fried fish over a bed of fries at the Irish Pub in Atlantic City.
The antique bar in an inexpensive Victorian inn offers budget-friendly Irish eats and pours libations late into the night.
A platter of summer rolls at Muang Thai in Red Bank.
The casual Red Bank restaurant is popular with customers craving authentic Asian cuisine.
Breakfast is served daily at this rustic Barnegat café.
This Barnegat watering hole features unassuming, affordable breakfast and lunch staples.
A salad at MJ's Pizza Bar and Grill Restaurant.
MJ’s in Matawan, one of eight Jersey locations, has a diner-esque variety that covers all cravings.
Chef David Burke at his latest venture, 1776 by David Burke in Morristown.
Though its name is a nod to history, chef David Burke's latest restaurant is all about bold festivity in the now.
Ordering the duck entrée means a dramatic tableside experience.
Rich and Christina Cusack reopened their intimate restaurant after its original Philly location closed six months into the pandemic.
The fast-casual local chain—serving up chopped salads, hot entrées and pub sides with a healthy twist—originated in Millburn in 2011.
At this Pennington eatery, white tablecloths and candles set the mood for food that rolls up its sleeves and says, "Dig in!"
Living on the Veg opened its second location, which will operate year-round, this summer.
The Old Bridge eatery began as a Brooklyn sandwich stand over 30 years ago.
Left Bank Burger Bar boasts monthly specials, a daily happy hour and optimal outdoor people watching.
A sandwich at Black Rail Coffee in Hoboken.
The café is both a speedy option for hungry commuters and a family-friendly spot for patrons seeking a leisurely meal.
The restaurant aims for a contemporary dining experience with traditional Indian food.